Paper Crane Lounge is hidden on the second floor of Staplehouse and feels a bit like a super villain’s lair. Instead of a swivel chair and a large ominous button, though, you’ll find high-end cocktails and a very short menu of upscale bar food - which means you can get a taste of Staplehouse without spending a whole paycheck. There’s a rotating list of ambiguously named drinks, like the Disco Nap and Masterpiece Theatre with descriptions such as “breezy,” “graceful,” and “intuitive,” instead of a list of ingredients. But just like the drinks downstairs, all of them are excellent.
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Miso Ko is a small sushi spot in Ponce City Market, with a long menu of fresh fish for dinner and grab-and-go options perfect for lunch.
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a food hall with over 30 different restaurants, with options ranging from Italian and ramen to Szechuan and Mexican.
Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
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Atkins Park Tavern
Atkins Park in Virginia Highlands is one of the oldest bars in Atlanta, and it’s great for a beer and a burger.
The Painted Duck
Head to The Painted Duck in West Midtown for duckpin bowling, shuffleboard, and some surprisingly good food.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
Sister Louisa’s is a quirky and fun dive bar with ping pong tables, religious decor, and cheap drinks.
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Going to Gunshow is kind of like having dinner at your coolest coworker’s house: It’s loud, fun, and you never quite know what they’re going to serve.
With an experimental menu and an upscale space, Banshee is one of East Atlanta’s best new restaurants, and where you should be eating.
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